The Swegle Story
as published in Biographies of the Citizens of Lee County Illinois Charles Swegle & Sophia Carney
Charles Gaddis Swegle born February 20, 1875, in West Township, McLean Co., IL,
was the first son born to Jacob Gaddis and Frances Ellen (Householder) Swegle. . . . . .
Sophia Pearl Carney was born on May 2, 1887, in Steward, IL;
the third daughter of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Wise) Carney. . . . .
Charles and Sophia were married on Wednesday, November 27, 1912, in . . . .
The Thrasher Story
as published in Biographies of the Citizens of Lee County Illinois Robert Thrasher & Inez Allen
Robert "Bob" Foster Thrasher was born October 23, 1885, in Ancona, IL,
the third of eight children and the first son born to Connell Everett and Doke (Foster) Thrasher . . . .
Inez Zelma Allen was born on July 10, 1899, at Deer Ridge, Lewis Co., Missouri,
the sixth of eight children born to Thomas Lee and Lillie R (Roberts) Allen of that community. . . . .
Bob was 32 and Inez 18 when they married on December 29, 1917, in Quincy, IL and . . . .
From the Newspaper
Ruth Knable Householder Obituary
"HOUSEHOLDER. Ruth A. Knable was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, July 28, 1825.
She married Daniel Householder March 23, 1845.
A few years later they moved to Knox County, Illinois, where they lived until 1875, when they moved . . . .
Double Wedding of Carney Sisters
"An event of great interest took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carney, Sr.
last Wednesday, November 27, 1912 at high noon, when their daughters, . . . .
Pass the Ammunition:
featuring the Swegle family's contribution to WWII.
"When Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Swegle, Lee Co., Ill., were raising their children on a farm,
they looked forward to the day when they might retire.
Well, the children are grown, but Papa and Mama have not retired.
Instead, they are passing the ammunition in an ordnance plant. . . .
These books contain a few family stories that we collected over the years.
Please contact the publisher if you want any of these books.
The Family of Charles Swegle and Sophia Carney
This genealogy book features the descendants and ancestors of the above named.
The Family of Robert Thrasher and Inez Allen
This genealogy book features the ancestors and descendants of the above named.
The previous two books were both researched by Ellwyn Swegle and compiled by Karen Holt.
They were privately printed in 2000 by Karen Holt (Assist. Researcher for swegle.com).
The Swegle Family History Book
by Al Swegle.
Recollections of Rosamond Swegle about her family in south central Iowa.
It was privately printed in 1986 by Al Swegle (current contact information unknown).
My Life Story
by Ethel Householder
This is full of God's faithfulness to Ethel, including her time as missionary to China and teacher.
It was published in 1967 by World Vision International.